Yo soy La Lay

adventures in family, faith, and Down syndrome


Only once in a blue moon do I check my Facebook or Blog Reader for updates in the morning as I am getting ready for work.  Yet earlier this week, something moved me.  I opened my WordPress app to find the news that one of my dear blogging friends, Tessa, had lost her baby girl in the wee hours of the night.

There are no words.

I have waited this week for my brain to make sense of this loss, to find the right way to express my feelings and to offer some kind of condolences to Tessa and her family.

I just can’t.  There is simply no right way to say I’m so sorry, to take away any of the pain, to carry her grief on my own shoulders for even a moment.

If you can, please light a candle in remembrance of Eva tonight at 7:00 pm (central time).  That is the time that her own family will be celebrating her life in New Zealand. Tag it #theoneinamillionbaby so that Tessa can see the outpouring of light for Eva from around the world.

Go rest high on that Mountain, Peanut.  You are so loved.